Saturday, March 24, 2012

Greek Health Deities

Health deities
Aceso (Ἀκεσώ), goddess of the healing of wounds and the curing of illnesses
Aegle (Αἴγλη), goddess of radiant good health
Asclepius (Ασκληπιός), god of healing
Epione (Ἠπιόνη), goddess of the soothing of pain
Hygieia (Υγεία), goddess of cleanliness and good health
Iaso (Ἰασώ), goddess of cures, remedies and modes of healing
Paeon (Παιάν, Παιήων, or Παιών), physician of the Olympian gods
Panacea (Πανάκεια), goddess of healing
Telesphorus (Τελεσφόρος), demi-god of convalescence, who "brought to fulfillment" recuperation from illness or injury

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